Removing shoes when entering houses. This was odd for me.
I like this one a lot, why bring outside filth inside?
A few things it took me a while to get used to are:
- Strangers staring at you all the time.
- People go to work much earlier and go home earlier.
- Toilets that you can see your poop, although I did see them in Lithuania and the Netherlands too.
- Buying things in a shop by weight, like clothes.
- Shaking everyone's hands all the time, when we meet and when we part (except over thresholds???)
- Chimney men dressed in Black, with the hat.
- Driving on the wrong side of the road ;p (I am well used to it by now)
- Although I find Polish very similar to Irish in mentality, sensibilities and humour, I find it harder to "crack their shell" and get to know people here. I am not saying they aren't friendly but, especially initially, much more standoffish.
- The extreme weather (comparatively speaking) it is like a several different countries depending on what time of year you are here. Plus 35 to Minus 35.
- The sour foods.
- The fireplaces with the glass on them (not open).
I could go on all day.